Aggies News · Saint Agnes to join new Skyline Conference in 2019-20

The administration of Saint Agnes School announced today that Saint Agnes will join the new Skyline Conference, which will begin play in the 2019-20 school year. The new conference will include Athletics, Activities and Fine Arts.

The eight schools in the new conference are Concordia Academy and Saint Agnes from the Tri Metro Conference, Maranatha, St. Croix Prep, New Life Academy and Trinity at River Ridge from the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association, Cristo Rey Jesuit and Nova Classical Academy from the Twin Cities Athletic Conference.

The Aggies will be leaving the Tri-Metro Conference where it has been a member since 1988. “We are sad that we are leaving the Tri Metro Conference” said Streitz, “We have built great relationships and rivalries with the student bodies and administrations of those schools but this is a move we need to and are excited to make given the current direction of the Tri Metro Conference.”

Skyline Conference Leadership:

Mike Streitz, Saint Agnes – President

Robert Carpentier, Cristo Rey Jesuit – Vice President

Rich Dippel, St. Croix Prep – Secretary

Kevin Kleiner, New Life – Treasurer

Why Change Conferences?

For years, the Tri Metro was a perfect fit for Saint Agnes until the schools that had similar enrollments- Blake, Breck, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul Academy and Providence Academy- left to join the Independent Metro Athletic Conference (IMAC) leaving Saint Agnes and Concordia Academy as the two smallest schools in the conference.

Current Tri Metro Conference schools average 328 more students than Saint Agnes and Concordia Academy. “The move to the new conference is in the best interest for our school and its students and will provide a place where our students can succeed and be challenged in a conference with other similarly sized schools” said Streitz.

What will stay the same?

  • Post season play will not change. Those assignments are governed by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)
  • Football will continue with District play. Districts replaced conferences 3 years ago in an effort to place schools with similar enrollments in the same group.
  • Wrestling will participate as an associate member of the Tri Metro Conference, The boys and girls swimming co-ops and the boys and girls hockey co-ops will remain as is.


Saint Agnes Tri Metro Conference Championships

Baseball- 1990, 1998, 2005

Boys Basketball- 1993, 1994, 1997

Boys Hockey- 1995, 1996

Boys Soccer- 1995, 1996

Football- 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998

Softball- 1993, 1998, 2000

Volleyball- 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001

Skyline Conference School Capsules

Concordia Academy (Beacons)
Location: Roseville Athletic Director: Brian Brown
Enrollment: 265 Website:
Head of School: Rev. Dr. Tim Berner


Cristo Rey Jesuit (Pumas)
Location: Minneapolis Athletic Director: Robert Carpentier
Enrollment: 289 Website:
President: Jeb Myers


Maranatha Christian Academy (Mustangs)
Location: Brooklyn Park Athletic Director: Larry Tate
Enrollment: 250 Website:
Head of School: Brian Sullivan


New Life Academy (Eagles)
Location: Woodbury Athletic Director: Kevin Kleiner
Enrollment: 235 Website:
Head of School: Clark Gilbert


Nova Classical Academy (Knights)
Location: St. Paul Athletic Director: Christian Rovn
Enrollment: 272 Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Saint Agnes (Aggies)
Location: St. Paul Athletic Director: Michael Streitz
Enrollment: 266 Website:
Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt


St. Croix Preparatory Academy (Lions)
Location: Stillwater Athletic Director: Rich Dippel
Enrollment: 345 Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Trinity at River Ridge (Tri Hawks)
Location: Eagan Athletic Director: Pat Buchanan
Enrollment: 212 Website:
Head of School: Beth Schmitz